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Lawmakers, experts wrestle with data protection bill

Hackers will hack. Can Congress help protect Americans' personal information? And should states be pushed aside in the interest of uniformity?

Deputy Secretary Robert Work (left) and Frank Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics (right), brief reporters at the Defense Department Lab Day on May 14 at the Pentagon.

DOD Lab Day has a cyber undercurrent

At the Pentagon's first-ever Laboratory Day, researchers from Air Force, Army and Navy labs won $45 million to develop quantum computing.

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Wanted: concrete steps toward culture change. Can MOC deliver?

ACT-IAC's "Management of Change" conference will try to pin down the un-pinnable: a culture of innovation.

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CBP needs better data picture from border tech

"You can't manage what you can't measure," was the message delivered by Sen. Tom Carper.

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ITIF: Congress needs to support federal data policy

The authors of a new report have a slate of 11 recommendations for Congress to modernize its data posture.

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Bureaucratic wall stands between DOD and Silicon Valley

Analysts say Defense Secretary Ashton Carter needs to seize the reins of the bureaucracy to push innovation.

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Commerce will likely have to extend IANA contract

An ambitious deadline to transition U.S. control over a key piece of global Internet architecture to an international multi-stakeholder group will likely not be met.

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The IRS and IT: Sorting fact from fiction

Once a "poster child for IT," the IRS's high-profile problems are now all too similar to those experienced by other agencies.

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Faster drone approval, DOD's Lab Day and a big-dollar robotics challenge

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Debating the Sino-Russian cyber pact

Mike Rogers, the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, weighed in on the growing Russian and Chinese threats to U.S. assets in cyberspace.

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'Irish cynics' talk big data's good, bad and ugly

Behind the buzzwords and pointless analytics lie real potential, but agencies and the private sector still struggle to use big data effectively.

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Geodata brokers, spear-phishing feds, a Data Act playbook and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.